Friday, November 6, 2015

Guidelines for Choosing Fabrics When Dressmaking (part 2 of 2)
Wool is naturally warm, wrinkle resistant, and absorbent. That is because the fabric is made from hair fibers of animals like sheep (the most common source of wool fabric in the industry). Wool is best for making winter dresses and coats. You can also impart additional knowledge about wool, especially to the one wearing the outfit. Wool fabric should never be ironed, but it can be steam pressed. Most wools should only be dry cleaned.

Cotton is perhaps the most popular and commonly used fabric for dressmaking because it can be used when making just about any dress. Cotton is made from a plant also called cotton. It is characterized by its durability, making it long wearing and extra strong. The fabric can come with different textures, finishes, and weight. It can also be knitted or woven. Many people prefer to wear cotton clothes because it is comfortable to the skin and is ideal for all climates.

The abovementioned fabrics are made from natural materials. You can also choose from among several fabrics that are synthetically manufactured. Some of the synthetic fabrics are nylon, acrylic, and polyester. Nylon is highly elastic, tough, and moth resistant. Acrylics are light weight and are warm. On the other hand, polyester is light weight and is quickly drying, making it ideal for making athletic clothes. Polyester also exhibits wash and wear features.

Know the characteristics of fabrics you are considering using before finally making a dress. Natural and synthetic fabrics are equally recommendable, though synthetic types are more advisable for heavy duty purposes.

Now, you can proceed to make the dress.

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